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    Man falls off WaveRunner, gets Attacked by Shark!

    Talk about having a bad day...
    good thing he was able to get back on it and get to shore!

    ..."When Tyler McConnell went for a Jet Ski ride a little offshore on Tuesday, he found himself in a situation that could have cost him his life. Tyler says he had just been thrown from his jet ski when something strange happened...
    http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_s...id_16301.shtml

    Louisiana man recovering from shark attack on Gulf Coast
    http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/s...LUFA9XePg.cspx


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    Damn, close call.

    We where at Ship Island, Mississippi last year and I jumped off in a shallow area, about 3-4 foot deep, to take a leak. I got back on the TX and right as I hooked up the lanyard the wife said, oh look a dolphin. Right where I just had been. Well it wasnt a dolphin.

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    Wow, close is right. I was just down riding at Perdido Key two weeks ago before going to MC. Bull sharks and sand sharks are everywhere down there. The Bulls are the worse ones and will bite anything . The local CG choppers fly over the beach areas all of the time and take photos of sharks BETWEEN the swimmers and the beach. No thanks, I will try to stay on my ski..no swimming for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyheb View Post
    Damn, close call.

    We where at Ship Island, Mississippi last year and I jumped off in a shallow area, about 3-4 foot deep, to take a leak. I got back on the TX and right as I hooked up the lanyard the wife said, oh look a dolphin. Right where I just had been. Well it wasnt a dolphin.
    I guess it was pissed off, because he was pissed on??

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    As scary as this may seem, we all must realize the odds are better you will win the Lottery than get bitten by a Shark. One of the guys I ride with carries a cannister of Shark Repellant for instances such as these. But I don't know if he has ever tested the Shark Repellant. And if he did, what were the results . . .

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    I knew it was a bad Idea to carry a pork chop in your underware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLT Chad View Post
    I knew it was a bad Idea to carry a pork chop in your underware.
    Sure hope it's ok to carry a bratwurst.... ok baaaaad joke..

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    This was a HUGE fear to me when I first started ocean riding. Still apprehensive about jumping in when I'm out in the Catalina channel, but not terrified like I used to be. Maybe I should be, because there's no way a shark could catch me as fast as I was able to jump back on.

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    The ocean is where sharks live, we are going into their house. Millions of people go into the water every year doing a variety of activities and almost all of them come out fine. Every once in awhile we come out on the losing end of things.

    I hope this kid has a speedy recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64physhy View Post
    This was a HUGE fear to me when I first started ocean riding. Still apprehensive about jumping in when I'm out in the Catalina channel, but not terrified like I used to be. Maybe I should be, because there's no way a shark could catch me as fast as I was able to jump back on.
    Physhy u worry not . . . I have made 1000 Catalina crossings and I here to tell the tale. But I would say if you dare to cross the west end of the island, don't dismount your craft and for sure take safe harbor if you need swim at your discrestion. Unlike the Dinky Bull Sharks of the Gulf Coast; the Great Whites and Makos out west will take a much bigger bite . . . and maybe you dont come back. I know. JB

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